Congratulations Class of 2020

Well done Wildcats!!

Department of Computer Science Faculty and Staff would like to congratulate and recognize our amazing students and new ALUMNI!

We wish you the best on your future endeavors. Keep in touch with your CS Family! 


Students listed below provided their post-graduation plans and recognition/shout-out to family and friends. We will continue to update when we receive additional submissions.


Aaron Alexander

BS in Computer Science

After Graduation: Aaron will be working as a Software Engineer III for American Express.

“If it wasn't for the support from all my friends and family, I don't know how this could have all been possible for me. Thank you to all of the Teaching Assistants and Instructors I've worked with and gone to assistance for in the past. You all have been my pushing factor.”   


Angel Aguayo

BS in Computer Science
Minor in Mathematics

After Graduation: Angel will start working as a Software Engineer for Google in Mountain View, CA.

“Shout out to my math advisor William Velez for pushing me to do the best that I could! Thanks to all my friends and family, especially my best friend Malachi, who has gotten me through so many tough times, thanks man!


Travis Banken

BS in Computer Science 
BS in Mathematics, Computer Science Emphasis

After Graduation: Travis will start working at Honeywell for the platforms team, which focuses on their OS and embedded systems for their flight software.

“I am very grateful for my supporting family who pushed me through until the end. I also couldn't have done it without the friends and staff I met in CS! 9th floor GS became a second home during my studies.”


Pratik Bhandari  

MS in Computer Science     

After Graduation: Pratik will be joining Trend Micro as a Software Development Engineer.

“I am indebted to my­­ family back home in Nepal! A huge shout-out to all my friends here who helped me along the way. Also, I could not have done this without the constant support from my professors and faculty, especially my advisor Dr. Saumya Debray.” 


Matt Burns

BS in Computer Science

After Graduation: Eternal Economic Servitude

"I would like to shout out Gene Simmons and Ayatollah Khomeini"


Prathyusha Butti

MS in Computer Science                

After Graduation: Prathyusha plans to join the Computer Science industry. Due to this COVID-19 the industry is in passive mode in terms of hiring so, she hopes to secure a job in the near future.

"I'm very happy that I'm graduating this Spring 2020. It has been one hell of a ride!!! I would like to specially mention my husband Praveen, my Dad, my Mom and my sister who have unconditionally extended their support in this journey. Mom, I owe this master's degree to you because it was your dream more than mine. I would not have gone this far without you guys!!! I would also like to thank Dr. Rick Snodgrass, Dr.Ravi Sethi, Dr. Gondy Leroy, Dr. Michelle Strout who have played a significant role in shaping up my career and Chelsea in being very accommodative by understanding my concerns as an International Student. A special shout out to all my fellow graduating students. Bear Down!!!"


Mark Bzomowski

BS in Computer Science
BS in Mathematics  

After Graduation: Mark will begin work as a Software Development Engineer with Amazon Web Services. 

"I want to thank my father for his continued support through the last three years. I also want to thank my partner Gabi for waking up early with me most mornings and making me coffee and breakfast tacos, and for dealing with my weekly anxiety attacks over my assignments.” 


Joseph Corona

BS in Computer Science
Minor in Spanish     

After Graduation: Joseph will begin a Software Engineer position.    

"El éxito es un camino lleno de gratitud que es otorgada a aquellos que logran verla. Mis agradecimientos por la gran familia y amigos que me han acompañado por esta gran etapa en mi vida. He llegado a donde estoy gracias a ustedes. ¡¡Arriba Familia!!” 


Sina Ehsani       

MS in Computer Science

After Graduation: Sina plans to rest, fight Coronavirus, finish his PhD in Systems and Industrial Engineering, and go into the industry.       

“Shout out to my parents for being the best parents of all time, my sister Sara and her husband Ali for their love and support, my girlfriend Benazir for having my back no matter what, and my friends for making it enjoyable! I wouldn't have gone this far without you!"


Peilin Feng

BS in computer science  

After Graduation: Peilin plans to go to graduate school.

“Thank you, Tucson and The University of Arizona, for giving me the best 4 years campus life experience. Shout-out to my friends and my family.”


Quan Gan 

BS in Computer Science      

After Graduation: Quan will be attending graduate school.   

“I appreciate my mother, my sister and my girlfriend!”   


Aayush Ghimire 

BS in Computer Science      

After Graduation: Aayush will be working in a job within the Computer Science industry.   

“I would like to thank my family for their support. Special gratitude to my sister, Rakshya, without whom this journey would have been impossible.”   


Patrick Gilmore  

BS in Computer Science
Minor in Mathematics   

After Graduation: Patrick will be working as a Computer Scientist for Hill Air Force Base.

“Thanks to all my family for helping me through a few rough years of school. Also thanks to my team at AMC theaters who taught me about hard work and gave me great opportunities while in school.”


Seamus Goldman       

BS in Computer Science     

After Graduation: Seamus plans to work in the industry      

“Thank you to my family. I couldn't have done it without you guys. Shout out to the CS queen, Dr. Janalee O'Bagy.”


Dilen Govin        

BS in Computer Science
Minor in Business Administration
Minor in History  

After Graduation: Dilen will be Working for Honeywell in Tempe doing Software Engineerin.

“I'd like to thank my friends and family! I'm extremely grateful for everyone who was part of my college journey. Lastly, I'd like to thank the memes that got me through these 4 years!”        

 


Jonathan Herron

BS in Computer Science      

After Graduation: Jonathan plans to begin work as a programmer for Eclipse Mining Technologies and eventually come back to earn a MS in Electrical Engineering. 

"Major appreciation to my friends and family who made these last few years manageable. And a huge thank you to recruiters at Infosys and Eclipse that gave me opportunities that I couldn't have imagined I'd have!"


Aaron Hudgins   

BS in Computer Science      

After Graduation: Aaron plans on looking for a job within the Industry. 

“I want to thank my family, friends and everyone else that has supported me through this long process. Your help and support throughout the years has been amazing.”


Eric Jaramillo     

BS in Computer Science      

After Graduation: Eric will be working as a Software Engineer for American Express.

“Huge thank you to my Mom and Dad and my brothers Kevin and Justin. I also want to thank all my family and friends for the support they’ve given me.”


John Kounelis    

BS Computer Science
Minor in Mathematics 

After Graduation: John will work as a Software Engineer at BAE Systems in San Diego.     

“Big thanks to my family for believing me when I said I would make a career out of sitting at my computer. Thank you to the CS Department and College of Science for all the opportunities and support. Thank you to all my friends that have been along for the ride; you all deserve to make it big.”    


Spencer Krieger 

MS Computer Science

After Graduation: Spencer will finish his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Arizona.

“I would like to thank everyone that helped me get here!”  


Hangwei Li

BS in Computer Science
Minor in Mathematics      

After Graduation: Hangwei will be working as a Software Engineer for a Game Company in China. 

“Big shout out to my family and friends back home for having my back; without their support I wouldn't be able to make it this far. Thanks to the friends and instructors I met here in UofA for letting me know how amazing it is to be a part of this community.”


Jiangfeng Li

BS in Computer Science      

After Graduation: Jiangfeng will pursue a masters degree in graduate school and then go into industry. 

“To begin with, I would like to thank my parents who support me financially and psychologically to study in the U.S. Secondly, I would like to thank my friends who share happy time with me and give me lots of advice on the academy as well as career.”


Yifan Li     

BS in Computer Science
BS in Mathematics, Computer Science Emphasis     

After Graduation: Yifan plans to go to graduate school in Japan.

“Shout out to my family, and my friends Wenkang Zhou (master student in UA CS) and  Shawn Jing (undergraduate student in UA CS).”


Shu Lin   

BS in Computer Science      

After Graduation: Shu will be attending NYU graduate school.      

“I am grateful to my parents, tutors, friends and all the people who helped me along my path! Your kindness and expectation will keep guiding me in the future!”


Rafael Lopez     

BA in Computer Science 
BS in Information Science and Technology
Minor in Statistics and Data Science     

After Graduation: Rafael will continue working as the Senior Application Systems Developer at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the University of Arizona.     

“Thank you to all my family and friends for providing support through this remarkable journey!”


Timothy Lyons     

BS in Computer Science      

After Graduation: Timothy will be working as a Software Engineer for Raytheon in Tucson.     

“I want to thank my friends and family for all of their love and support over my very long undergraduate career. I also want to give a special shout out to my best friend Nick who convinced me to return to school to pursue a degree in Computer Science. I wouldn’t be here today without all of you.”


Rahul Roy Mattam

MS in Computer Science     

After Graduation: Rahul will be a Software Engineer for Microsoft in Redmond, WA

“I thank Dr Chris Impey, Alexander Danehy, all the professors and academic advisors at the CS department that have continuously supported my Master's journey. I also want to thank my family, the Ivanyi family and my International friends, my close buddies and batch mate friends for the mental support, laughs and countless memories which will always hold a special place in my heart. Go Wildcats!”


Hunter McNenny

BS in Computer Science
Minor in Business Administration  

After Graduation: Hunter will become a Software Engineer for the Information Technology industry.

“I want to sincerely thank my parents, family, and friends for all their support throughout these past four years. I wouldn't be where I am today if not for your mentorship and guidance!        


Jack Mittelmeier 

BS in Computer Science
Minor in Business Administration

After Graduation: Jack will become a Javascript developer for BrightSign in San Jose, CA.     

“I want to thank my parents, Kirby and Telsa, for supporting me through college and motivating me to do whatever interests me. Also thank you to all of my friends and classmates for getting me through and making the grind a good time.”


Andrew Morales 

BS in Computer Science
BS in Mathematics, Computer Science Emphasis

After Graduation: Andrew will start as a Software Engineer at Raytheon Technologies.        

“I want to thank my family for supporting me the past 4 years; I couldn't have done it without you. I also want to thank my professors and classmates who have helped me along the way.” 


Megan Neely     

BS in Computer Science
Minor in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science     

After Graduation: Megan will be working as an Aerospace Software Engineer for Honeywell in Phoenix.   

“A big thank you to all my friends and family who have given me countless memories and endless support.  Not exactly going out with a #!, but I enjoyed every bit of it.”


Christopher Nguyen    

BS in Computer Science
Minor in Information, Science, Technology, & Arts        

After Graduation: Christopher plans to self-study while actively searching for a career opportunity.

“I want to give shout-out to my brother as thanks for going through college with me and to my parents and family for supporting us through our 4 years. I also want to thank my friend Subash and all my classmates/future colleagues for helping me along the way.”


Lauren Olson

BS in Computer Science
BA in Philosophy      

After Graduation: Lauren plans apply to Computational Linguistics doctorate programs.

“Thank you so much to my friends and family through all their support these last four years!”

 


Zelin Pallanes

BS in Computer Science      

After Graduation: Zelin plans to look for a job in the computer science industry.

“Thank you to my Mom and Dad, sister Selena & brother-in-law Edgar, my girlfriend Ava, my friends & family for supporting me. After all the ups and downs we did it!!”


Clark Penado     

BS in Computer Science

After Graduation: Clark will work as a Software Engineer for Google.  

“Thank you to everyone who made my college experience worth what it is to me today.”


Trent Prynn        

BS in Computer Science
Minor in Business Administration
Minor in Information, Science, Technology, & Arts        

After Graduation: Trent will be working as a DevOps Engineer in Manhattan, New York 

“I want to thank my friends and family for allowing me the opportunity to grow during these four years. I've enjoyed my time at the University of Arizona and am looking forward to what is next!”


Faiz Rafique

BS in Computer Science      

After Graduation: Faiz will be working for General Motor.   

“I'd like to thank my mom, dad and brother for supporting me throughout my whole college career!”


Chris Rehling

BS in Computer Science
Minor in Business Administration   

After Graduation: Chris will be working as an Engineer with American Express at their Phoenix campus. 

“Thanks to my family for all the support throughout the years, and shout out to Alex, Trevor, Brendan, Ethan, Colt, James, Martha and so many others for making my time at U of A so amazing.”


Matthew Romero

BS in Computer Science
Minor in Mathematics   

After Graduation: Matthew will be working as a Software Engineer for Google in Mountain View, CA        

“I would like to thank my mom, brother, and stepdad for always supporting me and encouraging me through the best and the worst. You guys are my world, and I will continue to work hard and make you proud.”


Hector Sanchez 

BA in Computer Science
Minor in Business Administration       

After Graduation: Hector will work as a Software Engineer for American Express. 

“First, I thank God for this opportunity and it's many blessings. I'd also like to thank my Mother and Father for always pushing me to take on these challenges and ultimately helping me to conquer them. I'd also like to thank my Mama Emma and grandpa Ruben as well as the rest of my family for always standing by my side and providing unconditional love and support all of my life.”     


Rory Scobie       

BS in Computer Science
BS in Mathematics, Computer Science Emphasis
BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Minor in Mathematics

After Graduation: Rory will finish the last year of an Accelerated Masters Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Arizona.

“Thank you to family and friends near and far, you've all helped me get here in one way or another. Special thanks to Mackenzie for putting up with four years of bad puns.”


Jordan Siaha     

MS in Computer Science

After Graduation: Jordan will work for Microsoft as a Software Engineer in Washington.

“I'd like to thank all of my friends, classmates, professors, advisors, and family who helped and supported me throughout this long 6-year journey!”    


Hannah Smith    

BS in Computer Science
Minor in Business Administration
Minor in Sociology

After Graduation: Hannah plans to do do lots of reading, running, and waiting for the economy to recover and companies to start hiring again!

“I really can’t thank my parents enough for their unwavering support and for never complaining when I switched my major and spent SEVEN YEARS in undergrad. Also, my brother for convincing me to take my first CS class and being my personal on-call tutor (sorry for all the crying). Honorable mention: Lindsay, Jeff, Dooder, Alice, wine and, of course, my fellow CS classmates and members of the elite snapchat group that shall not be named — couldn’t have done it without all y’all!J


Kyle Snowden    

BS in Computer Science
Minor in Mathematics

After Graduation: Kyle plans to work as a software developer at American Express in Phoenix and begin an online graduate program.      

“I would like to thank my friends who helped make my time in college lively and fun—and especially those friends in Computer Science who, through their interests and hobbies, exposed me to so many new interesting ideas.”


Zijian Tang   

BS in Computer Science
BS in Mathematics

After Graduation: Zijian plans on going back to China and be the strongest coder!! 

“I want to my parents for their support and my friends for their help! Love University of Arizona!”


Matthew Theisen   

BS in Computer Science

After Graduation: Matthew plans on seeking software development work. 

“Couldn't have done it without the constant help of my family”

 


Alexis Tinoco   

BS in Computer Science

After Graduation: Alexis plans to work in industry. 

“I want to say thank you to my family for all the support during this years. Now it is time to enjoy this and what is to follow! Gracias!”


Md Arfan Uddin  

BS in Computer Science      

After Graduation: Arfan will be working as a Software Engineer for Hamilton Innovations in Tucson. His lifetime dream is to work for his own company. Find more about Arfan at https://arfanu.com   

“Two superheroes, who make the impossible possible. Without them, today will never come. I am grateful to my God for founding myself as their child.”


Emilio Valdez     

BA in Computer Science
Minor in Spanish     

After Graduation: Emilio will be working as a Software Engineer for American Express in Phoenix.

“I would like to thank my family and friends for supporting through these last four years. It was hard work, but I would not have been able to accomplish this without your encouragement and guidance!”     


Lena Voytek       

BS in Computer Science
BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Minor in Mathematics  

After Graduation: Lena will be working as an Embedded Software Engineer at NASA Houston and will begin UofA graduate school in pursuit of a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

“Lucas you are the best and I couldn't have done it without you. Also thank you to all my friends I met in Gila hall for helping me through these last four years. Finally, thank you parental units and brother.”


Victoria Vyverman       

BS in Computer Science

After Graduation: Victoria plans on working in industry.

“Thank you to all my supportive friends in CS and my family!”

 


David Wang       

BS in Computer Science
BS in Mathematics, Computer Science Emphasis
Minor in Business Administration       

After Graduation: David will be working as a Software Engineer with American Express.

“Many thanks to my friends and family being there for me all these years! Couldn't have done it without their love and support.”


Joyce Wang

BS Computer Science
BS in Mathematics, Computer Science Emphasis
Minor in Environmental Sciences 
Minor in Chinese Studies  

After Graduation: Joyce will be joining the Peace Corps as a Sustainable Agriculture Systems Agent in Benin.  

“Thank you to my friends, family, my compost pals and the earth for making these last few years so memorable. I will miss you all!”


Ivan Webber      

BS in Computer Science      

After Graduation: Ivan will intern with Microsoft. Afterwards he is considering either enrolling as a Master's student at Uppsala University in Sweden or seeking to convert to a permanent position. The Covid-19 chaos hasn't helped his plans!  

“I'm thankful to my family for their constant support, my teachers and mentors for their keen feedback, and to my friends for standing by my side”


Ming Xin   

BS in Computer Science
Minor in Information, Science, Technology, & Arts        

After Graduation: Ming will start working as a Software Engineer for BrightSign in Los Gatos, CA.

“Thanks to my family, international family and friends for all your support and help in the past 4 years. I would not achieve this far without you guys. As my motto: Let's seize the day and live it to the full. Happy graduation!”


Mingjun Zha       

BS in Computer Science               

After graduation: Mingjun will begin the Master of Computer Science (MCS) program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

“Thank you to my parents and friends for always supporting me and helping me. I love you guys.”


Zehua Zhang     

BS in Computer Science

After Graduation: Zehua plans to travel to some places after this difficult time.     

“I want to thank my parents for supporting me to finish my university journey. And, I want to thank my friends for their company and care during these five years. love you guys.”


Xiaomin Zhao   

BA in Computer Science
Minor in Mathematics      

After Graduation: Xiaomin plans on applying to graduate programs.      

"Thank you mom and dad! I did it!" 


Wenkai Zheng   

BS in Computer Science      

After Graduation: Wenkai will pursue a master’s degree in Computer Science.      

"I want to say thank you for all support from my family. I appreciate my friend Yi who is a talented programmer for his useful suggestions in Computer Science." 


Wen Zhu   

BS in Computer Science
Minor in Mathematics                

After Graduation: Wen will be moving back to China.

“Shout out to Linyi Zhu”